Kathy Griffin to perform in North Charleston

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Update October 12:

If you've been wanting to go but don't want to dish out $40, know that The Charleston City Paper is giving away free tickets (but you'll have to create an account on their site first.) Hop over.

Oh, and, yes, you can still buy tickets online.

First reporting:

"Queen of the D-List," Kathy Griffin is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

Here's all about it from an e-mailed release:

America’s favorite celebrity dirt-dishing comedienne stops at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center for a performance on October 18 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for Kathy Griffin, known as “Queen of the D-List” for her popular and Emmy-award winning Bravo television series, are priced at $58.50, $48.50 and $38.50 (plus applicable fees). They go on sale Friday, June 19 at 10AM at the Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, Ticketmaster outlets (including select Publix grocery stores), by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.

The Chicago native is probably best known for her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom “Suddenly Susan” as Vickie Groener, Brooke Shields’ acerbic colleague.

After moving west and joining the famed Los Angeles Groundlings comedy improvisational troupe, Kathy Griffin began building her resume with guest starring roles on such series as Mad About You, ER, and as the recurring character Sally Weaver on Seinfeld.

After her various TV guest spots, Kathy began gaining notice as a stand-up comedian and landed her own HBO Half Hour Comedy Special. In 1998, HBO gave Griffin her own one-hour special, A Hot Cup of Talk.

Griffin has supplied voices for characters on the animated series Dilbert and The Simpsons, and she appeared in a dual role on the X-Files as well as in Eminem’s video, “The Real Slim Shady”, co-directed by Dr. Dre.

Kathy co-hosted The Billboard Music Awards three years in a row; appeared on numerous talk shows, including Late Night with David Letterman and Live with Regis and Kelly, and has been featured in the films It’s Pat, Four Rooms, Muppets From Space, and in the animated feature, Lion of Oz among others.

Kathy has a great passion for reality TV. She won “Celebrity Mole” on ABC, hosted the NBC reality series “Average Joe” and the MTV series, “Kathy’s So-Called Reality.”

Kathy’s standup comedy special called The D-List ran in 2004 on Bravo, followed by another special, Kathy Griffin Is Not Nicole Kidman. Her reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, began airing on Bravo in late 2005.